1. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Re-cover SPF30/PA++, $77, Sephora
Not strictly a foundation, but this green-to-beige colour-correcting treatment helps eliminate redness and protects skin from environmental damage, all while offering natural, dewy coverage. It contains tiger grass, an active ingredient used for centuries to restore and support damaged skin and inflammation, and also provides SPF 30 protection from UV rays.
2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact, $59
This contains skin-nourishing ingredients like rose centifolia flower extract, which has toning and firming properties. It is also formulated with gentian root extract, which provides skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits while peppermint extract conditions the skin.
3. Lancome Teint Miracle Hydrating Foundation, $68
Formulated with 40 percent water and reinforced with vegetal glycerin and hyaluronic acid, this provides skin with up to 18 hours of hydration to help strengthen skin’s protective barrier. It is also infused with moringa, which is highly concentrated in vitamin A to enhance skin firmness.
4. Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation, $72
This contains 80 percent water and is enriched with pro-vitamin B5 to hydrate and improve skin’s elasticity. It has a water-gel texture, perfect for oily skin types.
6. La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, $190
Formulated with the brand’s Miracle Broth, this hydrates, energises and soothes skin. Sea-sourced soft velvet ferment helps soften skin for a flawless finish.
7. NARS Aqua Glow Foundation, $68
This water-enriched foundation is made with the brand’s Triple-Force Anti-Pollution complex and SPF 23 to deliver sufficient moisture to skin and protect it against pollution.
8. Shu Uemura Stage Performer BB Perfector, $59
Combining the latest technologies used for hydrating masks, primers, concealers and illuminators, this hard worker has an innovative formula to help hydrate and protect skin.
9. Tarte Water Foundation, $64, Sephora
This full coverage foundation is infused with the brand’s Rainforest of the Sea complex and SPF 15 to quench dry skin as it corrects redness, dullness and uneven skin tone. It also helps to restore, brighten, and defend skin from free radical damage and early signs of ageing for a smooth, soft, radiant complexion.
10. Clarins BB Beauty Perfector SPF 30, $74
Specially designed for Asian skin, this BB cream combines a perfect complexion with triple-protection against UV radiation, pollution and oxidative stress.